Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Manager, Accounts Payable The opportunity The Manager, Accounts Payable will guide and manage the invoice payment process. Perform the monthly closing of the AP Module in FSM, investigating any discrepancies. You will be the operational lead for the Amex corporate card expense payment processing and will manage corporate card program for the company including card maintenance. You will also develop and monitor metrics/KPIs for the department.
Who you’ll work with You will workclosely with Senior business leaders, vendors and Corporate card providers. You will also have the opportunity to work with internal and external auditors and the Tax team with withholding and regulatory reporting for foreign offices. What you’ll do Supervise the daily operations including reviewing and key controls, handling complex issues referred by the team, addressing daily payment release issues & settlements resolving issues affecting Management Reporting and Planning group Supervise, Review and Troubleshoot: Authorize manual wire payments Develop, maintain, and recommend changes to financial and operational controls to support financial reporting and reduced operational risk. Ensure up-to-datepolicies and procedures manuals are established and maintained.
Assist Senior Manager with driving lessons learned around errors / near misses and oversee annual process reviews Responsible for supporting audits – overseeing walkthroughs, responding to questions and coordinating sample collection Responsible for the accuracy of data used by the company’s general ledger, Responsible for recruiting to fill vacancies including unionized staff, conducting performance evaluations and coaching, and managing on the job training to recommend external training and conferences for staff Support the execution of key projects by researching requirements, analyzing alternative solutions, while assessing impacts to operational risks and processes, to provide recommended course of action Work across Finance in a collaborative fashion for shared goals Initiate, lead and manage operational improvements to enhance internal processes Support the development and growth of the team including the implementation of any operational enhancements Ensure operational implications of new strategies and improvements in execution impacting systems and reporting are appropriately addressed Support department leadership to measure and manage key internal and external relationships with senior business leaders (all offices). Create, update, and roll out Accounts Payable and Expense processing training organization wide Lead communication and change management efforts to the organization, relating to system enhancements and process changes Coordinate Insurance annually for Business Travel, K&R, Building Premises and Bond with P&C and Real Estate Operations Monitor and updateCorporate and employee expenditure policy Work with Tax and Corporate Accounting for Vendor withholding taxes Manage and maintain all cost centre managers, admin assistants and delegates in FSM Conduct formal training (all offices) sessions for both individuals onboarding and/or the entire organization This position carries responsibility for accurate and timely processing, recording, and reporting of transactions and has a financial impact on the organization. Interact with admins, employees and managers to educate and help carryout Corporate Expense Policy and Employees Expenditures guidelines Manage projects to add functionality and new regions onto the Workday platform. Primary contact for testing and approval before launch with application for expense processing.
The position carries responsibilities of daily approval of wire payments and static data There is a high level of autonomous decision making required for this role with regards to application of the expense policy, relationship management with internal employees and cost centre managers as well as external clients and service providers This position is a direct resource to the Senior Manager and Director and is encouraged to make standard operational decisions. Where issues are more complex, the position must provide more senior management with the appropriate information on which decisions will be based Handle all complex issues that arise in the course of daily operations. Identify both opportunities/requirements and develop solutions/courses of action. Prioritize system enhancement opportunities with FSM Support team What you’ll need Relevant university degree Professional designation CPA CA, CGA, CMA or CFA Knowledge of computerized systems to identify user system needs and maintain system controls.
Possesses the ability to be a key driver in implementing change Excellent communication skills are required as this position deals with both internal and external contacts 5 – 7 years’ experience in accounting/finance department including knowledge of Corporate Card payments, Accounts Payable and Expense Reporting Very strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to prepare reports both written and verbal and liaise with contacts inside and outside the Plan Effective planning and organizational skills to set priorities and co-ordinate projects to meet deadlines Highly motivated teammate who is able to meet the challenges of a fast-paced environment, can manage multiple projects and thrives on developing new skills Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Power BI and strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is an asset